Natural History Magazine
December 01, 2020
Dancing on a Lotus
A thousand-year-old secret Newar Buddhist dance practice goes global.
Gnawa - Morocco
Lion's Roar Magazine
June 14, 2021
The Bhutanese Dance Legacy of Pema Lingpa—Still Thriving after 500 Years
On the 500th anniversary of the Great Treasure Revealer's passing, Bhutan hosts a year-long celebration, complete with the sacred dances he taught.
April 27, 2021
The Kung Fu Nuns Dance a Powerful Ritual
The fearless Drukpa nuns are breaking glass ceilings again—this time with ritual performance.
Tashi Delek Magazine
July 13, 2021
Empowering Women, Crushing Obstacles
The Kung Fu nuns of Nepal create change through ritual dance.
April 01, 2021
A Reason to Dance
The rich dance legacy performed at Trongsa in Bhutan offers a superb example of how the Bhutanese use dance to express their most fundamental ideas.
I'm a New York City-based dance writer and frequent contributor to Natural History Magazine and Ballet Review, covering contemporary and traditional dance at home and abroad.
My passion is to learn how people everywhere express themselves through movement and transmit that information. Wherever I travel, I engage with local performing artists and ritual practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of their dances and traditions --a window into how they understand the world.
I joined my first dance circle as a child accompanying
my mother to her weekly
international folk dance sessions at the local community center. Smitten by the physical movement and the exotic music, I sought out formal dance training, and earned a BFA in dance at North Carolina School of the Arts.
After moving to New York and working with several modern dance companies, I developed a creative movement curriculum for young children which I implemented in several New York City Schools.
Much later, I discovered that if I wrote about the dance I observed, I could enjoy the experience again and again.
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